We handled Audrey's tutorial on building a cardboard cabinet a while back, and ever since dreams of cardboard have been dancing in my head. There are so many interesting ways to use this ever-present stuff. Hop on the trend with one of these ideas — and when you're ready, go to foldschool.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of furniture posts.
This doesn't happen often, but sometimes we have some extra money to spend on the house. A few hundred bucks for new speakers, or a grand for a couch. Each time we have a windfall we can put into our home, we stall with anxiety. Scott and I have been living together a long time, and out of our parents' homes for a decade, and just like most people in their late twenties, money like this needs to be used carefully. We can't just whittle it away on hookers and beer — we'd like a sensible piece of furniture good for a lifetime.
But that anxiety! What if we choose a couch we hate or our car breaks down the week after we paint the living room and then we wish we hadn't dropped $400 on the job?
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In Episode 1, with a little bit of elbow grease, sweat and fun work, you built a handy piece of cardboard furniture. Time has now come to gorgeous-ify AND make it last.
There are several materials you can use to pretty things up: Nepalese paper, craft paper, wallpaper, paint — but whatever you choose, you cannot do without a Final Layer of Waterproofing Coating. This is the key.
How many ways can we find to put a rainbow on it (and by "it" I mean "your home") in two minutes?
Are you sick of cheap furniture which always looks the same? Are you longing for curvy furniture, furniture with as many drawers as you want, which adapt to the special shape of your home? Do you want customized furniture but can't pony up the custom furniture price? You can do it: with cardboard furniture. I'm convinced this is the way of the furnishing future for Homies.
Feeling the 8-bit interior design inspiration that's been floating around the web? Get in here now — these two pieces are going to knock your Super Mario socks off.